I'm not sure when I bought these books, but it was probably around 2002 or 2003. They've been in a box out in the workshop, untouched since at least 2006. They may never have been opened or read.
Believe it or not, one of the reasons in favor of my staying in Arizona is that I don't want to leave my ironwood tree, especially after it bloomed so spectacularly last spring. I had to leave a magnificent white oak tree when we moved from Indiana, and I'm just not sure I can uproot myself -- pun intended -- from another beloved tree.
It's possible, from what I've seen online, to grow desert ironwood trees as bonsai. I think I can still find some seeds in the yard, but I'm not sure how well they sprout. I haven't seen any seedlings in the yard, though we've had quite a bit of rain lately that has other little plants shooting up.
So, I gotta think about this.